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Neidl, Doris

Doris Neidl
Austrian videomaker

participant in

CologneOFF V – 5th Cologne Online Film Festival 2009
SFC – Shoah Film Collection

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Video title
If this is a man
year of production: 2009
duration: 5:09 min

work synopsis
“If this is a man” is a free adaptation of Primo Levis book “Survival in Auschwitz. The Nazi Assault on Humanity”. The film relates to the theme “Memory, Tragedy, and Truth” recalling Primo Levis words which call on us to never forget, to always see what had happened. I used excerpts from the book, images of the Holocaust and I filmed water, leaves blowing in the wind and a solitary tree; three things that will carry on if man does not destroy them – as the memories should not be destroyed and should carry on, for us, for our children, and above all for the people who died.